Dictionary

persuasive

adjective per·sua·sive \-ˈswā-siv, -ziv\

: able to cause people to do or believe something : able to persuade people

Full Definition of PERSUASIVE

:  tending to persuade
per·sua·sive·ly adverb
per·sua·sive·ness noun

Examples of PERSUASIVE

  1. We weren't shown any persuasive evidence that he had committed the crime.
  2. <a persuasive argument for increasing funding of the city's library system>

First Known Use of PERSUASIVE

15th century
PERSUASIVE Defined for Kids

persuasive

adjective per·sua·sive \pər-ˈswā-siv\

Definition of PERSUASIVE for Kids

:  able or likely to convince <a persuasive salesman>
per·sua·sive·ly adverb
per·sua·sive·ness noun

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: persuasive definitionPrevious Word in the Dictionary: persuasionAll Words Near: persuasive
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears